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English definition of “be on a hiding to nothing”

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be on a hiding to nothing

UK informal
to be trying to do something when there is no chance that you will succeed
Translations of “be on a hiding to nothing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 做毫無成功希望的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 做毫无成功希望的事…
(Definition of be on a hiding to nothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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